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Painting Through Thick and Thin

There is an enormous amount of information out there on the various methods for applying oil paint to canvas, but it seems to boil down to three schools of thought: thin painting, thick painting, or a combination of the two. The Thins, Thicks and Combiners each have their own icons and avid school of followers.
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Drawing

Watercolor Magic: Painting the 3-Color Effect

Two Distinct Qualities of WatercolorThose watercolor painters who understand and exploit the differences between staining pigments and sedimentaries are happy painters indeed. Whether stainer or sediment, the two types behave differently in the palette and on the paper.Sedimentary colors are essentially coarser, chalkier, heavier and more opaque than stainers, which can be thought of as ink-like in their behavior, and will stain the paper to some degree.
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Artist Profiles

Two-Minute Art History: Salvador Dalí and Fashion

“THE CONSTANT TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS FASHION.” — SALVADORE DALÍIn a game of free association, the name Salvadore Dalí (1904–89) might elicit the response “mustache” or “watches.” The first refers to Dalí’s iconic mustache, waxed wire-thin—an organic fashion accessory. The latter alludes to his most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, with drooping watches in a parched landscape.
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Techniques and Tips

Lets Talk About the Focal Point in Art (Part 1)

8 Ways to Create a Focal Point in Your PaintingDuring my years of experience I’ve noticed that many artists tend to ask what my focal point will be before I demonstrate a painting. Fortunately there’s a universal answer to this. For there to be a focal point, there needs to be a peripheral area that’s not that much in focus.
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The Artist Life

12 Top Art Podcasts to Add to Your List

Podcasts are taking over. Over 124 million Americans have listened to a podcast. At least 73 million listen monthly and 48 million listen weekly. That’s a lot of people and a lot of time! So many exciting and informative stories are being created through podcasts. Have you jumped into the podcast world yet?
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Creativity Inspiration

Making Art in a ‘Vacuum’?

5 Simple Ways Savvy Artists Can Exhibit Their ArtworkAt times you may feel you are just making art for yourself; no one sees it; no one knows about it; and, ultimately, no one cares about it. However daunting showing your artwork to others may seem, it can help you get out of this type of rut and become more confident with your art-making process.
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